As I sit at my desk, eating a piece of yummy chocolate cake to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday, I notice U-Pack’s most recent infographic: Fun Runs – all about “shaking off some winter weight.” Ahh... back to reality.
I started a “Couch to 5K” training program fall of 2010, and ran my first 5K last spring. Loved it! While I haven’t gotten to the point where I love running, I do love race day. It’s a great activity with friends and family, you get to post fun group pics on Facebook, and, of course, there’s the goody bag and t-shirt.
So, we’d been traveling ‘cross-country on our moving vacation for close to a week. Grandma-ma and I knew her belongings were in safe hands with ABF U-Pack Moving, so we just kept on enjoying our moments worry free. We discovered all sorts of interesting places while intersecting Route 66! We stopped at pretty much every major destination and many of the cheesy tourist traps. However, after all of that excitement, we were ready to stretch out; to just relax. Next stop: Pismo Beach, California!
We post an awful lot about ways to avoid moving stress, but thankfully moving offers a few enjoyable things as well. One of the most exciting: getting to start over with a fresh palette you get to decorate your new home exactly the way you like it!
Today we would like to introduce you to Kuhl Kreations: DIY Home Décor Designs, created by one of U-Packs very own. Devin Kuhl, one of the super-talented folks on our marketing team (Kuhl Kreations, get it?), is all about creating great DIY home décor. In fact, he just created this moving-inspired DIY canvas art that I think youre going to LOVE!
Since some studies show that organic foods are more beneficial than their conventionally grown counterparts, more and more people are moving to this seemingly healthier style of consumption. And while most communities in the US offer some type of organic or farmers markets, there are some locations that are definitely known as organic cities, thanks to the abundance of organic markets available in the area.
Would we have had the luxury of visiting the Grand Canyon if we had been driving one of the big trucks ourselves? Um, absolutely not as I could never drive a truck large enough to hold my grandmother’s 86 years of belongings on that skinny of highway! But, since we were free to roam about, we headed up to one of the country’s most beautiful parks.
According to last years moving trends report, the average U-Pack shipment is around 13 linear feet, which translates into a 1,200 sq. ft., two-bedroom home. Despite that fact, we also encounter many, many customers who just need to move a few items a small move.
Its Flashback Friday! Each week we revisit a blog topic that our readers find helpful. Todays flashback? Tax Deductible Moving Expenses. Since were only two months away from tax day, this is a post we think youll find very helpful! Happy Friday!
If you moved last year, you may have tax deductible moving expenses! Take a look at the following articles and forms to see if your moving expenses qualify for a tax break.
One of the downsides to moving is that it disrupts your routine. Youre planning your moving schedule, making a moving checklist, packing, and focusing on the move. Its hard to make time for normal mealtimes, exercise and other daily activities. If youre someone who benefits from a regular workout, you may find it gets dropped from your plans. But guess what? You can get some terrific exercise from the activities involved in moving.
U-Pack's small moving container – The ReloCube – is the perfect solution when you're not moving much, or there's no room for a big moving truck at your location. It's 6' x 7' x 8' (lwh) and sits flat on the ground for easy loading and unloading. Just pack it up, lock it, and keep your key. We'll deliver it right to your door, and come get it when you're ready (you get up to three business days to load and unload, or you can store it as long as you need).